After an intro by Dan Ward, Rotarian Bob Meroney will bring to life the history of a man with Colorado ties whose life was so colorful that it defied belief.  James Pierson Beckwourth, (1798-1866) was born a slave in Frederick County, VA.  His father was Jennings Beckwith, a plantation owner, who raised James as his own.  At an early age he trapped the frontier in Missouri and then moved west to work for the Rocky Mountain Fur Company.
Community Grants Committee members Sally Lee and Kent Sutherland presented a Youth Grant to Respite Care of Fort Collins.  Executive Director LeAnn Massey accepted the $3,500 check.   Your Local Charities contributions at work in our community!  
On July 3, in recognition of the upcoming 4th of July celebration, RCFC member Henry Weisser presented a review of the American Revolution that pointed out many background aspects of the conflict and results of the conflict that put Britain in a much better light than we normally see in our history books. 
Community Grants Chair Kathy Nicol and Rotary member Bob Hoel presented the Wellington Library Friends with a $2,000 grant to help revamp Wellington's twice monthly preschool story and craft time.  Wellington Library Friends work to enhance the material resources of the Wellington Public Library.  The plan is to purchase preschool sized tables, chairs, an interactive flannel board and craft supplies for children attending the themed story time.  Thank you RCFC Members, for making Community Grants possible through your generous charitable giving.  (June 26th, 2019)
Rotarian Dave Stewart submitted this photo of the plaque honoring those named Citizen of the West by the National Western Stock Show.  Note that of the 22 names listed (including US Supreme Court Justice Byron White), two are RCFC members.  Johnny Matsushima was honored in 2013, and Tony Frank was honored in 2018!  
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Wednesday at 12:00 PM
Drake Center
802 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, CO  80526
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1st and 3rd Wednesdays
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
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